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Jan 12, 2015

Netanyahu out of step with French leaders at Paris rally

JERUSALEM/PARIS (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to ruffle a few feathers while taking part in the “Charlie Hebdo” rally in Paris on Sunday, an event his office initially said he would not be attending for security reasons.

Perhaps most awkward was his invitation to French Jews — alarmed by the Paris attacks and the killing of four people at a kosher supermarket — to migrate to Israel if they wanted, leaving French Prime Minister Manuel Valls scrambling to reassure the community it was safe and an integral part of France.

Jan 11, 2015
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Jewish Agency expects far more French Jews to move to Israel

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(Men hang an Israeli flag on a tree before a rally in Tel Aviv, January 11, 2015, saying “I am Charlie – kosher too”.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

Israel expects the number of French Jews moving there this year, which was already predicted to rise sharply from 2014′s record level, to accelerate further after the killings at a Paris kosher grocery, a senior official said on Sunday.

Jan 9, 2015
Jan 9, 2015
Jan 9, 2015
Jan 9, 2015
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Paris makes Charlie Hebdo ‘honorary citizen’ as support and subscriptions pour in

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(Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo poses near a banner which reads “Charlie Hebdo, Honorary citizen of Paris” displayed in front of the Paris City Hall January 9, 2015.  REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen)

Paris made the Charlie Hebdo journal an honorary citizen and the creator of Asterix offered to draw for it on Friday as support poured in for the satirical weekly decimated by Islamist gunmen for mocking Prophet Mohammad.

Jan 9, 2015

Paris makes Charlie Hebdo “honorary citizen”, support pours in

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris made the Charlie Hebdo journal an honorary citizen and the creator of Asterix offered to draw for it on Friday as support poured in for the satirical weekly decimated by Islamist gunmen for mocking Prophet Mohammad.

French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said the government was ready to grant the struggling newspaper one million euros ($1.18 million) “so it can continue next week and the week after that and the week after that.”

Jan 8, 2015
Jan 8, 2015
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Attacked satirical French weekly to print a million copies next week

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(A man holds a placard which reads “I am Charlie” to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of the magazine. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann)

Undaunted by the gunning down of its leading cartoonists, the French weekly Charlie Hebdo plans to print a million copies next Wednesday, almost 30 times more than usual.

Jan 8, 2015